espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 6


The Big Three of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Duncanville (Texas) didn't budge in the espnW 25 Power Rankings for Week 6, but other undefeated teams continued to knock.

Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) pulled off the biggest upset of the week, while Windward (Los Angeles) and North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.) inched their way closer to the top.

Penn State recruit Lindsey Spann led the No. 16 Falcons to a 70-60 win over previous No. 4 St. John's (Washington, D.C.). The Cadets dropped seven spots to No. 11.

No. 6 Windward continued to sail but has a showdown against No. 19 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) next week.

No. 7 North Gwinnett, meanwhile, won its showdown against in-state rival Norcross (Ga.) 69-49. The teams meet again next week.

espnW 25 Power Rankings: Week 6
1Mater Dei (19-0)
Santa Ana, CA

Last Week: 1
Rosary (Fullerton, Calif.) and Palisades (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) offered little resistance, and the Monarchs hold the top spot for the fifth straight week.
2Riverdale (20-0)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 2
The Warriors took down their cross-town rivals, No. 22 Blackman, by 13 points. The rematch is Feb. 8 at Riverdale.
3Duncanville (30-0)
Duncanville, TX

Last Week: 3
Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas) gave the Pantherettes a scare, but they escaped with a win and remain the top team in Texas.
4M. X. Shabazz (14-0)
Newark, NJ

Last Week: 5
The Bulldogs played three games last week and came away with three wins, all of which were decided by single-digit margins.
5Saint Marys (17-1)
Phoenix, AZ

Last Week: 6
A weak in-state schedule may keep the Knights from ascending to the top three. They gave up just 29 points combined in two wins last week.
6Windward (18-0)
Los Angeles, CA

Last Week: 9
The Wildcats improve to 18-0 and have a big game against No. 19 Long Beach Poly next week.
7North Gwinnett (17-0)
Suwanee, GA

Last Week: 10
The Bulldogs were dominant in their win against previous No. 19 Norcross, but will have to turn around and face the Blue Devils on the road this week.
8Marion County (21-0)
Lebanon, KY

Last Week: 7
The Knights took care of Mercy (Louisville, Ky.) and will get a shot at a ranked team next week when they play No. 18 Science Hill at the Raatz Fence Classic.
9Incarnate Word Academy (15-0)
Saint Louis, MO

Last Week: 8
The Red Knights move to 15-0 and will test themselves on the road this week at the Raatz Fence Classic against Mercy (Louisville, Ky.).
10Fairmont (13-0)
Kettering, OH

Last Week: 12
Fairmont made easy work of last week's No. 24 team, Regis Jesuit, to move to 13 wins on the season.
11Saint Johns College (15-1)
Washington, DC

Last Week: 4
St. John's lost its rematch against No. 16 Good Counsel, and the schedule doesn't get any easier from here.
12Pflugerville (29-0)
Pflugerville, TX

Last Week: 11
The regular season is winding down the same way it started -- with a lot of Pflugerville wins. But the regional playoffs in Texas have doomed many a ranked team over the years.
13Paul VI (19-0)
Fairfax, VA

Last Week: 13
The Panthers are still rolling and have some big league games ahead with Good Counsel and St. John's before the season wraps up.
14New Hope Christian Academy (20-1)
Thomasville, NC

Last Week: 17
Knocking off a ranked Norcross team as well as a very good Pinewood Prep (Summerville, S.C.) team has the Phoenix moving up the rankings.
15Dutch Fork (18-0)
Irmo, SC

Last Week: 14
Senior post Alaina Coates scored 31 points in the Silver Foxes' latest league win.
16Good Counsel (15-3)
Olney, MD

Last Week: 22
Good Counsel upset then-No. 4 St. John's to split the season series and has a February matchup with Paul VI ahead.
17Martin Luther King (9-0)
Detroit, MI

Last Week: 15
The Crusdaers got 24 points from Takira Height and 18 points from Antania Hayes in a rout of Detroit International Academy.
18Science Hill (19-2)
Johnson City, TN

Last Week: 16
Science Hill got a scare from Tennessee (Bristol), which should have the team ready for a showdown with No. 8 Marion County at the Raatz Fence Classic.
19Long Beach Polytechnic (16-2)
Long Beach, CA

Last Week: 18
The Jackrabbits took care of a very good Millikan (Long Beach, Calif.) squad and look ahead to a matchup with No. 6 Windward next week.
20Saint Marys (17-1)
Stockton, CA

Last Week: 20
The Rams hosted their own showcase event this weekend and downed a solid Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.) team for their 17th win of the season.
21Life Center Academy (16-0)
Burlington Township, NJ

Last Week: 23
Life Center Academy picked up wins in two more close contests, the latest a 52-45 win over Prep Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.) at the Blue Star Invitational
22Blackman (18-1)
Murfreesboro, TN

Last Week: 21
A 13-point loss to No. 2 Riverdale isn't a bad loss, and Blackman gets another shot at the state's No. 1 squad in the last game of the regular season.
23Millbrook (14-0)
Raleigh, NC

Last Week: 25
The Wildcats took care of their only opponent this week, Wake Forest-Rolesville (N.C.), and are now 5-0 in conference play.
24Edwardsville (22-0)
Edwardsville, IL

Last Week: --
Going on the road and beating Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.) puts an exclamation mark on what has been a terrific season for the Tigers.
25Regis Jesuit (11-1)
Aurora, CO

Last Week: 24
Regis took a tough loss against a top-10 team, but gets credit for travelling all the way to Berlin, Ohio, to boost its competition.